Cocktail-Themed Paint Colors

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 in Featured, Make This | 1 comment

So there I was, choosing colors for a cocktail-themed garden I’m building, and as I was looking for paint colors for the fence, I realized that a lot of paint colors are named after iconic cocktails and their ingredients.  You can get a paint color called Whiskey Sour, Negroni, Gimlet, Bloody Mary, or Cosmopolitan.  If you want to mix your own, there are paint colors called Grenadine, Orange Bitters, Rye, Dark Rum, and Lemon Zest.

So I lost an entire evening to the creation of a Pinterest board of paint colors with cocktail names.  The combination you see here is Margarita:  Tequila Lime, Orange Liqueur, and Crushed Ice.

And here’s an Old-Fashioned:  Bourbon, Orange Bitters, Maraschino Cherry, Sugar Cube:

and this is a Mojito:  Rum, Lime Juice, Spearmint, Sugar Cube, Soda Water, Crushed Ice:

Okay, I’ll stop now.  You see what Pinterest does to people?

I’ll keep you updated on the cocktail garden as it progresses. Oh, and myperfectcolor.com is the brilliant, Pinterest-friendly site where I found all these paint colors, btw.

One Comment

  1. I loved this…just the sort of way I could spend a night… such an obvious tie in between color and drinks- am loving following your formation of the Drunken Botanist- terrific!